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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) plans to relocate its Safety and Health Technology Center in Denver, Colorado to Triadelphia, West Virginia, and the likely effect of the relocation plan on MSHA's: (1) ability to protect the safety and health of mine workers in states west of the Mississippi, including MSHA's ability to respond to mine emergencies nationwide; and (2) budget in the short term (fiscal years 1996-1997).

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